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Taylorville Man Killed In A Roll Over Accident In Logan County

Mon, 31 Oct 2011 16:16:34 CDT
(Taylorville)--A 22 year old Taylorville man was killed in a single vehicle accident Sunday morning in Logan County. According to State Police, a vehicle driven by 22 year old Jordan DeClerck was northbound on Route 121, when he crossed into the other lane of traffic and entered a ditch.  Read more...

Nokomis School District At An Impasse With Teachers Union

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 17:30:50 CDT
(Nokomis)--Nokomis Superintendent Scott Doerr announced on Thursday that after seven months of negotiations for a new teachers contract, the Nokomis Education Association had declared an impasse in the negotiations. In addition, the Education Association has given the Nokomis Board of Education a notice of intent to strike.  Read more...

Panhandle Food Pantry To Receive Grant

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 14:14:12 CDT
(Raymond)--The America's Farmers Grow Community grant program has selected Lee and Mary Marten of Waggoner as winners in its grant program. The program give farmers an opportunity to win twenty five hundred dollars for their favorite non for profit organization.  Read more...

Four People Injured In A Two Vehicle Accident

Mon, 24 Oct 2011 13:09:58 CDT
(Hillsboro)--Three people were seriously injured in a two vehicle accident Saturday afternoon on Buckeye Trail. According to Illinois State Police, a vehicle driven by 36 year old Brian Brown of Hillsboro was southbound on Buckeye Trail, at the intersection of North 9th Avenue.  Read more...

Illinois Terrorism Task Force Grants Announced

Fri, 21 Oct 2011 13:43:57 CDT
The Illinois Terrorism Task Force recently announced the recipients of three point four million dollars worth of grant money.  Read more...

Nokomis School Teachers May Strike

Fri, 21 Oct 2011 13:42:24 CDT
A teachers strike may be on the horizon in the Nokomis School District. According to the State Journal Register, the union representing the districts teachers filed an intent-to-strike notice on October 3rd. That started the ten day notice requirement before a strike can begin.  Read more...

Accident Claims Life of Nokomis Man

Fri, 21 Oct 2011 13:41:39 CDT
An accident has claimed the life of a Nokomis man on Wednesday. According to the Illinois State Police 55 year old Karl Johnson was west bound near East 24th Road just south of Route 16. That’s when Johnson’s 02’ Chevy Silverado left the roadway and went into a field.  Read more...

Farmersville Convenience Store Robbery Suspect

Fri, 21 Oct 2011 13:41:00 CDT
On Wednesday the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office obtained a warrant to arrest 30 year old Floyd Eric Garrison of Harvel. According to a press release from the sheriff’s office Garrison is charged with 2 counts of armed robbery and 2 counts of Aggravated robbery.  Read more...

Litchfield Fire At Day Springs subdivision

Fri, 21 Oct 2011 13:33:59 CDT
A structure fire occurred Wednesday night in the Day Springs subdivision of Lake Yeager according to the Litchfield Fire Department. Litchfield and Raymond Fire Departments noticed upon arrival flames burning through the roof of the residence and battled the blaze for about 3 hours.  Read more...

Longtime Madison Co. judge to retire after term

Wed, 19 Oct 2011 11:18:08 CDT
A longtime judge in southwestern Illinois' Madison County says he'll be putting down the gavel for good after his term expires next year. Circuit Judge Charles Romani Jr. announced Tuesday that he won't seek retention in next year's election and will retire in November 2012.  Read more...

Hillsboro Taylor Spring’s Overpass Accident

Wed, 19 Oct 2011 11:17:08 CDT
A diesel fuel spill yesterday shut down the Hillsboro / Taylor Spring’s Overpass yesterday. According to the Hillsboro Police Department a tractor trailer’s gas line ruptured and spilled diesel fuel onto the roadway. Hillsboro Police along with the Hillsboro Fire Department responded to the scene.  Read more...

Mt Olive Man Sentence To Six Years In Prison

Wed, 12 Oct 2011 07:56:55 CDT
(Hillsboro)--A Mt. Olive man was sentenced last Tuesday to six years on prison. 27 year old Jason Stagner of Mt. Olive was found guilty in August of harassing a witness from the Montgomery County jail. Stagner was found guilty of two counts of harrassment of a witness, and one count of a violation of an order of protection.  Read more...

WSMI Sports Director Named to ICA Hall of Fame

Wed, 05 Oct 2011 07:08:53 CDT
WSMI Sports Director Terry Todt will be inducted into the Illinois Coaches Association Hall of Fame next February. According to Greg Easter of the ICA, Todt will be recognized for his broadcasting and promotion of girls softball. The Illinois Coaches Association serves coaches in all sports.  Read more...

Three People Arrested In Nokomis On Meth Charges

Tue, 04 Oct 2011 11:40:02 CDT
(Nokomis)--Friday evening, Montgomery County Sheriff's Deputies, Nokomis Police Department, and the Illinois State Police Methamphetamine Response Team executed a search warrant at a residence in the five hundred block of North Pine in Nokomis. Responding officers discovered a working meth lab and meth making materials during the search.  Read more...

Teenager Sentenced To Life In Prison

Sat, 01 Oct 2011 10:50:18 CDT
(Vandalia)--A teenager will spend the rest of his life in prison for gunning down two of his neighbors as they slept in their home. Sixteen year old Clifford Baker was sentenced Friday in Fayette County, where jurors deliberated three hours before convicting him on August 23rd.  Read more...

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